2015- Goals, Resolutions and Instagram

I thought I would start my first post of the New Year with how rewarding and challenging 2014 was.
Reflection- In 2014, I started my Teaching Credential Program and Garrett was going through his training.
We picked a wedding date and venue!
I almost met my weight loss goal! (tisk tisk Mallory)
We bought a house!
We bought a new car!
We got a puppy!
My grandmother passed away :(
Garrett finished his job training :)
I officially started student teaching, passed my CSETS and will be starting heavy duty come Jan 5.
Along with student teaching I’ve met and learned so much from all the teachers at my Elementary school. Couldn’t be more blessed!

G-O-A-L-S:
I no longer have a weight loss goal.
My goal is to feel comfortable in my body, to have energy balanced, mindful eating, eat healthier, and to look amazing at my wedding! Although I do need to lose some weight, it’s not important anymore. I feel as if it will come off

Now that i’ve established my goals…. how will I accomplish them?
Setting myself up for success and keeping positive.
*Keep in mind, I’m in a full time teaching program, work, and take care of the house hold chores and needs*
1. Love your body Series by Tone it up!
-I’ve struggled so much with my weight and my eating habits. I’m sure that the love your body series will be so much help on keeping me accountable for my food items
-Meal Prep: TIU approved meals only
– Stick to my workout schedule
-Stay Positive
-Find some way to get a balance in my mind so I don’t go crazy…
2. Use exercise as a form of meditation
3. Food is fuel, not pleasure, and not to take care of my emotions…..
4. Shake things off, it is what it is and move on….
5. Yes, a wedding is once in a lifetime however it is just a wedding. One day.

I need 100 miles by Valentines day…if I can do more I will! :)
I started off great today and did the Love your body yoga…with my puppy jumping all over me lol. Wanted to try it but he needs to go in his crate while I’m working out at home.
Oh did I mention he’s 64 pounds and not even 6 months yet…

*I will do my best to keep up with the blog…but as I stated earlier I am a busy girl with a whole lot of things to do.
I will keep up and post my results if I find myself doing well. Just have to establish a habit!

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Bear Post

Hello Everyone! It’s almost Thanksgiving :D and I thought I would share a few things for what I am grateful for.
1. My Education- I’ve spent A LOT of money on my education and it is easy to get burnt out from school. Although I’ve just been observing/some teaching in the classroom this year, I’m ready to be done with school and finally start working as a teacher!
2. My family/friends!! Since 2005 or so, my family(s) have grown! I started out with one intermediate family, then two, then three and now with Garrett’s family 4! I’m especially thankful for Garrett’s family because they have helped us out with so much! We will be spending Thanksgiving with them this year!
3. Garrett- Although Garrett is part of my family, I am very thankful for him and what he does as his career. He helps and supports me so much with school, couldn’t be more grateful
4. My Home- It’s been awhile since I’ve lived in my very own house. I grew up living in apartments which was my home, but it’s definitely different than living in the house. Garrett was able to by us a house and I absolutely love it!
5. My students- As I mentioned, I am very grateful for my students. Without them, I wouldn’t be earning my California Teaching Credential this June!

Bear
I also wanted to do a post on this new little guy that joined our family back at the end of September. Bear is a german shepherd/ alaskan malamute mix. He is so friendly and LOVES people. He is such a social dog and I’m so happy that he’s become part of our family.
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Updates: Last weekend and this week

Hello Everyone!
So last weekend Garrett and I found a lot of great items at a garage sale. Since I am on my way to becoming a teacher, I found a ton of elementary age school books. All I need to do is go on the website that tells me the grade level and label them.
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We also found a singer sewing machine, AND I am OBSESSED!

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This week I have been trying to focus on many things…first passing my CSET 2, school work and my health and fitness goals. I’ve really been trying to stick to the TIU workout and eating plan.
So far this week I’m at 12 by christmas!
Workouts: Running 2 miles two days per week
Walks with bear (20 minutes)
toning workouts

I’m very happy that we moved because now I can enjoy this view while I run! By the way I cant wait until bear gets his last parvo shot! then he can come with me :)
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Alice in Wonderland…Halloween Haunted House

I was really excited when Garrett’s family decided to do a haunted house for Halloween. Although I have been extremely busy with school, I was part of it on Halloween night

Here are some of the photos from their haunted house! This took over 1 month to plan as well as working on the items everyday.
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